Denbury Reports First Quarter 2013 Results PLANO, Texas, May 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Denbury Resources Inc. (NYSE:DNR) ("Denbury" or the "Company") today announced adjusted net income (a non-GAAP measure)^(1) of $123 million for the first quarter of 2013, or $0.33 per diluted share. This compares to $137 million of adjusted net income, or $0.36 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2012^(2), and $161 million of adjusted net income, or $0.41 per diluted share, for the prior year first quarter. First quarter of 2013 net income (the GAAP measure) was $88 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, on quarterly revenues of $580 million. This compares to net income of $115 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, on revenues of $603 million for the fourth quarter of 2012, and net income of $113 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, on revenues of $640 million for the prior year first quarter. Adjusted cash flow from operations (a non-GAAP measure)^(1) for both the first quarter of 2013 and the fourth quarter of 2012 was $316 million ($358 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 if the increase in current income taxes related to the Bakken transaction^(3) is excluded)^(2) and compares to $352 million for the prior year first quarter. Net cash provided by operating activities (the GAAP measure) was $269 million for the first quarter of 2013, compared to $385 million for the fourth quarter of 2012 and $292 million for the prior year first quarter. Key accomplishments to date in 2013 include: *Increased average quarterly oil production from tertiary operations to a new record level of 39,057 barrels per day ("Bbls/d"), 17% higher than 2012's first quarter level and 4% higher than the fourth quarter of 2012 level. *Acquired assets in the Cedar Creek Anticline that are currently producing approximately 11,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day ("BOE/d") net to the acquired interest, from ConocoPhillips for $989 million cash, after preliminary closing adjustments.This was the latest transaction in a series of tax-efficient property transactions, with a combined aggregate value of over $4 billion, making Denbury more purely focused on enhanced oil recovery with carbon dioxide ("CO"). *Commenced injection of CO captured from two industrial facilities in the Gulf Coast region.These facilities are expected to provide a combined approximate 70 million cubic feet per day of CO to Denbury's Gulf Coast region tertiary operations and illustrate the Company's unique ability to use and store CO that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere. *Began pressuring up the Greencore pipeline, Denbury's first CO pipeline in the Rocky Mountain region, with CO from the Lost Cabin Gas Plant to prepare for anticipated initial CO injections into the Denbury-operated Bell Creek Field in Montana in the second quarter of 2013, with initial tertiary oil production from the field estimated to occur in the latter part of the third quarter of 2013. *Issued $1.2 billion of 4 5/8% senior subordinated notes due 2023 in conjunction with refinancing approximately $651 million principal amount of senior subordinated notes with interest rates of 9 1/2% and 9 3/4% and reduced outstanding borrowings on our bank credit facility with the additional proceeds. ^(1) See accompanying Schedules that reconcile GAAP to non-GAAP measures along with a statement indicating why the Company believes the non-GAAP measures provide useful information for investors. ^(2) The GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliations for the fourth quarter of 2012 are part of the Company's fourth quarter 2012 earnings release which is an exhibit to its February 21, 2013 Form 8-K. ^(3) Full description of the Bakken transaction is provided in the Company's September 20, 2012 Form 8-K as amended December 26, 2012 and January 18, 2013 on Forms 8-K/A. Management Comment Phil Rykhoek, Denbury's President and CEO, commented, "We are off to a strong start in 2013 as we continue to execute on our proven, unique, and repeatable growth strategy.Quarterly oil production from our core tertiary business exceeded our expectations, reaching a new record level in the first quarter, while our realized oil price premium in the quarter was our highest ever.From a total production standpoint, the first quarter was a transition quarter for us as we sold our Bakken area assets in the fourth quarter of 2012 but did not acquire the replacement assets in the Cedar Creek Anticline until almost the end of the first quarter of 2013.These newly acquired properties are currently producing around 11,000 BOE/d net to our interest, and we expect over 20% of our total daily production to come from the Cedar Creek Anticline for the remainder of 2013. "With the solid start to the year, we now estimate that both our tertiary and total production will be in the upper half of our currently estimated 2013 production ranges.Further, with our well-defined and lower-risk growth outlook and the high returns of our tertiary investments, we are uniquely positioned to grow per-share value for the foreseeable future." Production Production for the first quarter of 2013 averaged 63,823 BOE/d, which included 39,057 Bbls/d from tertiary properties and 24,766 BOE/d from non-tertiary properties.First quarter total production was down approximately 11%, or 7,709 BOE/d, compared to that in the first quarter of 2012, principally due to the asset sales in late 2012.Excluding the impact of asset sales, continuing production was up approximately 17%, or 9,338 BOE/d, due in part to a 17% increase in tertiary production, or 5,800 BOE/d, and the remainder primarily due to 2012 acquisitions.The sequential and year-over-year quarterly tertiary production increases reflect growing production at the Company's newest tertiary floods at Hastings and Oyster Bayou fields combined with production gains from the expanding tertiary floods at Delhi and Tinsley fields.The increases in non-tertiary production for the same periods were the result of the assets acquired in 2012 and 2013. Review of Financial Results Oil and natural gas revenues, excluding the impact of derivative contracts, decreased 9% when comparing the first quarters of 2013 and 2012, as the decline in production related to asset divestitures more than offset an increase in realized oil prices.Denbury's average realized oil price, excluding derivative contracts, was $105.59 in the first quarter of 2013, compared to $102.52 in the prior year first quarter.Denbury's oil price differential (the difference between the average price at which the Company sold its production and the average NYMEX price) improved significantly from the prior year first quarter level as the Light Louisiana Sweet (LLS) index premium improved and a greater percentage of the Company's production was sold in the Gulf Coast region following the Bakken transaction.Company-wide oil price differentials in the first quarter of 2013 were $11.17 per barrel ("Bbl") above NYMEX prices, compared to $0.37 per Bbl below NYMEX in the prior year first quarter.During the first quarter of 2013, the Company sold 53% of its crude oil at prices based on the LLS index price, 26% at prices partially tied to the LLS index price, and the balance at prices based on various other indexes tied to NYMEX prices, primarily in the Rocky Mountain region. Lease operating expenses increased 15% on a per BOE basis to $24.47 per BOE in the first quarter of 2013 from $21.19 per BOE in the first quarter of 2012, primarily due to the divestiture during the fourth quarter of 2012 of the Company's Bakken area assets which had relatively low operating costs per BOE.Tertiary operating expenses averaged $24.70 per Bbl in the first quarter of 2013, down from $26.74 per Bbl in the prior year first quarter.The decrease in tertiary operating expenses between the periods was primarily the result of the 17% increase in tertiary production which more than offset the additional costs related to operating new tertiary floods at Oyster Bayou and Hastings fields. General and administrative ("G&A") expenses totaled $42 million in the first quarter of 2013, compared to $37 million in the prior year first quarter.The increase in G&A expense was primarily due to higher compensation and employee-related costs due to increased headcount and merit-based compensation increases. Interest expense, net of capitalized interest, in the first quarter of 2013 was $36 million, unchanged from the prior year first quarter level.The impact of a $484 million increase in average debt outstanding from the first quarter of 2012 to the first quarter of 2013 was offset by a reduction in the Company's average interest rate, to 6.7% from 7.6%, and an increase in capitalized interest related to projects not yet in service. Denbury recognized a pre-tax loss on early extinguishment of debt of $44 million in the first quarter of 2013 related to the early redemption of most of its 9 1/2% and 9 3/4% senior subordinated notes, which the Company refinanced with the issuance of 4 5/8% senior subordinated notes due 2023. Denbury recorded a noncash pre-tax charge of $12 million in the first quarter of 2013 due to changes in the fair values of the Company's derivative contracts, compared to a noncash pre-tax charge of $44 million on fair value changes in the prior year first quarter. The Company's overall depletion, depreciation and amortization ("DD&A") rate was $19.65 per BOE in the first quarter of 2013, compared to $18.57 per BOE in the prior year first quarter.This increase per BOE was primarily driven by higher DD&A expense from the change in classification of equipment leases from operating to capital during 2012, combined with the impact of lower production in the current year period.The impact of these items was offset in part by the DD&A reduction related to the divestiture of the Company's Bakken area assets during the fourth quarter of 2012. 2013 Production and Capital Expenditure Estimates and Share Repurchase Update Denbury completed the acquisition of producing property interests in the Cedar Creek Anticline from ConocoPhillips near the end of the first quarter of 2013. As previously incorporated into its 2013 production estimates, Denbury expects the acquired properties to contribute about 7,700 BOE/d to full-year 2013 average daily production, which reflects estimated average daily production of about 10,200 BOE/d from the acquisition date through the end of 2013.Approximately 99% of this production is estimated to be oil and natural gas liquids.With the better-than-expected start to 2013, Denbury now expects tertiary and total production to average in the upper half of the estimated ranges (which remain unchanged) shown in the following table: 2013 Estimated Operating Area Production (BOE/d) Tertiary 36,500 – 39,500 Cedar Creek Anticline 16,200 Other Rockies Non-Tertiary 5,400 Texas Non-Tertiary 6,300 Other Gulf Coast Non-Tertiary 4,300 Total Production 68,700 – 71,700 Denbury's 2013 capital expenditure budget was recently increased by $60 million, to $1.06 billion.The additional $60 million will primarily fund capital projects on the newly acquired Cedar Creek Anticline properties and capital projects scheduled for 2012 that were carried into 2013. The budgeted amount excludes potential acquisitions, and approximately $160 million of estimated capitalized costs (including capitalized corporate exploration and development overhead; geological and geophysical costs; capitalized interest; and pre-production start-up costs associated with new tertiary floods), which is up from the previous estimate of these capitalized costs of $125 million.Denbury expects its 2013 capital expenditure budget to be fully funded with its estimated cash flow generated from operations in 2013 assuming NYMEX oil prices average in the low $90 per Bbl range for the year. Denbury continues to repurchase shares from time to time under its share repurchase program, acquiring a total of 4.7 million shares in 2013 through the end of April, to bring total purchases under such program since its commencement in October 2011 to nearly 36 million shares, or about 9% of shares outstanding at September 30, 2011, at an average cost of just over $15 per share.Another $229 million of share repurchases remained authorized under the program as of April 30, 2013. Conference Call and Annual Meeting Information Denbury will host a conference call to review and discuss first quarter 2013 financial and operating results and financial and operating guidance for the remainder of 2013 today, Thursday, May 2, at 10:00 A.M. (Central).Individuals who would like to participate should dial 800.230.1096 or 612.332.0725 ten minutes before the scheduled start time and provide the confirmation number 260590 to the operator. To access a live audio webcast of the conference call, please visit the investor relations section of the Company's website at www.denbury.com. The audio webcast will be archived on the website for at least 30 days, and a telephonic replay will be accessible for one month after the call by dialing 800.475.6701 or 320.365.3844 and entering confirmation number 260590. Denbury's 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at 3:00 P.M. (Central), at The Westin Stonebriar Hotel located at 1549 Legacy Drive, Frisco, Texas.The record date for determination of shareholders entitled to vote at the annual meeting was the close of business on Thursday, March 28, 2013. Denbury is a growing domestic independent oil and natural gas company.The Company's primary focus is on enhanced oil recovery utilizing carbon dioxide and its operations are focused in two key operating areas: the Gulf Coast and Rocky Mountain regions.Denbury is the largest combined oil and natural gas producer in both Mississippi and Montana, and owns the largest reserves of carbon dioxide used for tertiary oil recovery east of the Mississippi River.The Company's goal is to increase the value of acquired properties through a combination of exploitation, drilling and proven engineering extraction practices, with the most significant emphasis relating to tertiary recovery operations.For more information about Denbury, please visit www.denbury.com. This press release, other than historical financial information, contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties including estimated 2013 production and capital expenditures, estimated production from pending asset acquisitions, estimated cash generated from operations in 2013 and other risks and uncertainties detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Denbury's most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q.These risks and uncertainties are incorporated by this reference as though fully set forth herein.These statements are based on engineering, geological, financial and operating assumptions that management believes are reasonable based on currently available information; however, management's assumptions and the Company's future performance are both subject to a wide range of business risks, and there is no assurance that these goals and projections can or will be met.Actual results may vary materially. Financial and Statistical Data Tables and Reconciliation Schedules Following are unaudited financial highlights for the comparative three month periods ended March 31, 2013 and 2012.All production volumes and dollars are expressed on a net revenue interest basis with gas volumes converted to equivalent barrels at 6:1. DENBURY RESOURCES INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED) The following information is based on GAAP reported earnings, with additional required disclosures included in the Company's Form 10-Q: Three Months Ended March 31, In thousands, except per share data 2013 2012 Revenues and other income Oil sales $566,143 $623,706 Natural gas sales 7,510 9,795 CO sales and transportation fees 6,558 6,795 Interest income and other income 2,875 4,820 Total revenues and other income 583,086 645,116 Expenses Lease operating expenses 140,542 137,964 Marketing expenses 9,796 10,830 CO discovery and operating expenses 3,722 6,205 Taxes other than income 38,011 43,694 General and administrative expenses 41,889 36,607 Interest expense, net of capitalized 36,034 36,314 interest of 21,705 and 19,445, respectively Depletion, depreciation, and amortization 112,898 120,895 Derivatives expense (income) 11,929 45,275 Loss on early extinguishment of debt 44,223 — Impairment of assets — 17,300 Other expenses 2,107 10,720 Total expenses 441,151 465,804 Income before income taxes 141,935 179,312 Income tax provision Current income taxes 10,519 28,708 Deferred income taxes 43,845 37,137 Net income $87,571 $113,467 Net income per common share: Basic $0.24 $0.29 Diluted 0.23 0.29 Weighted average common shares outstanding: Basic 369,396 386,367 Diluted 372,867 390,943 DENBURY RESOURCES INC. SUPPLEMENTAL NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (UNAUDITED) Reconciliation of net income (GAAP measure) to adjusted net income (non-GAAP measure)^(1): Three Months Ended March 31, In thousands 2013 2012 Net income (GAAP measure) $87,571 $113,467 Noncash fair value adjustments on commodity 11,929 44,085 derivatives Loss on early extinguishment of debt 44,223 — Impairment of assets — 17,300 CO discovery and operating expenses – — 4,925 CO exploration costs Other expenses – acquisition transaction 2,107 — costs Other expenses – helium nonperformance — 3,900 accrual Other expenses – allowance for — 3,683 collectability on outstanding loans Other expenses – loss on sale of Vanguard — 3,137 common units Estimated income taxes on above adjustments (22,430) (29,272) to net income Adjusted net income (non-GAAP measure) $123,400 $161,225 ^(1)See "Non-GAAP Measures" at the end of this report. Reconciliation of cash flow from operations (GAAP measure) to adjusted cash flow from operations (non-GAAP measure)^(1): Three Months Ended March 31, In thousands 2013 2012 Net income (GAAP measure) $87,571 $113,467 Adjustments to reconcile to adjusted cash flow from operations: Depletion, depreciation, and amortization 112,898 120,895 Deferred income taxes 43,845 37,137 Stock-based compensation 7,908 7,913 Noncash fair value adjustments on commodity 11,929 44,085 derivatives Loss on early extinguishment of debt 44,223 — Impairment of assets — 17,300 Other 7,372 11,427 Adjusted cash flow from operations (non-GAAP 315,746 352,224 measure) Net change in assets and liabilities (46,570) (60,570) relating to operations Cash flow from operations (GAAP measure) $269,176 $291,654 ^(1)See "Non-GAAP Measures" at the end of this report. DENBURY RESOURCES INC. OPERATING HIGHLIGHTS (UNAUDITED) Three Months Ended March 31, Average Daily Volumes (BOE/d) (6:1) 2013 2012 Tertiary oil production Gulf Coast region Mature properties: Brookhaven 2,305 3,014 Eucutta 2,636 3,090 Mallalieu 2,116 2,585 Other mature properties ^(1) 7,800 8,012 Delhi 5,827 4,181 Hastings 3,956 618 Heidelberg 3,943 3,583 Oyster Bayou 2,252 877 Tinsley 8,222 7,297 Total tertiary oil production 39,057 33,257 Non-tertiary oil and gas production Gulf Coast region Mississippi 3,013 4,573 Texas 6,692 3,674 Other 1,153 1,281 Total Gulf Coast region 10,858 9,528 Rocky Mountain region Cedar Creek Anticline 8,745 8,496 Other 5,163 3,204 Total Rocky Mountain region 13,908 11,700 Total non-tertiary oil production 24,766 21,228 Total continuing production 63,823 54,485 Properties disposed: Bakken area assets — 15,285 2012 Non-core asset divestitures — 1,762 Total production 63,823 71,532 ^(1) Other mature properties include Cranfield, Little Creek, Lockhart Crossing, Martinville, McComb and Soso fields. Three Months Ended March 31, 2013 2012 Production (daily – net of royalties): Oil (barrels) 59,577 66,857 Gas (mcf) 25,477 28,052 BOE (6:1) 63,823 71,532 Unit sales price (excluding derivative settlements): Oil (per barrel) $105.59 $102.52 Gas (per mcf) 3.28 3.84 BOE (6:1) 99.87 97.32 Unit sales price (including derivative settlements): Oil (per barrel) $105.59 $101.16 Gas (per mcf) 3.28 6.59 BOE (6:1) 99.87 97.14 DENBURY RESOURCES INC. PER-BOE DATA (UNAUDITED) Three Months Ended March 31, 2013 2012 Oil and natural gas revenues $99.87 $97.32 Loss on settlements of derivative contracts — (0.18) Lease operating expenses (24.47) (21.19) Production and ad valorem taxes (6.17) (6.31) Marketing expenses, net of third party purchases (1.41) (1.66) Production netback 67.82 67.98 CO sales, net of operating and exploration expenses 0.49 0.08 General and administrative expenses (7.29) (5.62) Interest expense, net (6.27) (5.59) Other 0.22 (2.75) Changes in assets and liabilities relating to operations (8.11) (9.30) Cash flow from operations 46.86 44.80 DD&A (19.65) (18.57) Deferred income taxes (7.63) (5.71) Loss on early extinguishment of debt (7.70) — Noncash commodity derivative adjustments (2.08) (6.78) Impairment of assets — (2.66) Other noncash items 5.45 6.35 Net income $15.25 $17.43 DENBURY RESOURCES INC. CAPITAL EXPENDITURE SUMMARY (UNAUDITED) Three Months Ended March 31, In thousands 2013 2012 Capital expenditures by project: Tertiary oil fields $169,829 $113,578 CO pipelines 8,818 14,151 CO sources ^(1) 30,266 50,479 Other areas 61,997 162,555 Capital expenditures before 270,910 340,763 acquisitions and capitalized interest Less: recoveries from sale/leaseback — (21,002) transactions Net capital expenditures excluding 270,910 319,761 acquisitions and capitalized interest Property acquisitions ^(2) 999,859 1,234 Capitalized interest 21,705 19,445 Capital expenditures, net of $1,292,474 $340,440 sale/leaseback transactions ^(1)Includes capital expenditures related to the Riley Ridge gas plant. ^(2) Property acquisitions during the three months ended March 31, 2013 include capital expenditures of approximately $1.0 billion related to acquisitions during the period that are not reflected as an Investing Activity on our Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows due to the movement of proceeds through a qualified intermediary. DENBURY RESOURCES INC. CASH PROCEEDS FROM PROPERTY SALES (UNAUDITED) Three Months Ended March 31, In thousands 2013 2012 Net proceeds from sales of properties $663 $166,703 and equipment ^(1) ^(1)For the three months ended March 31, 2012, includes $140.1 million of cash from the sale of non-core assets in February 2012 which was held by a qualified intermediary in support of a like-kind-exchange transaction to fund a portion of the acquisition cost of Thompson Field. DENBURY RESOURCES INC. SUMMARY OF INCOME (EXPENSE) FROM DERIVATIVE CONTRACTS (UNAUDITED) Three Months Ended March 31, In thousands 2013 2012 Cash payment on settlements of derivative contracts $— $(1,190) Noncash fair value adjustments on derivatives – (11,929) (44,085) expense Total expense from commodity derivative contracts $(11,929) $(45,275) DENBURY RESOURCES INC. SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA (UNAUDITED) March 31, December 31, In thousands 2013 2012 Cash and cash equivalents $62,269 $98,511 Restricted Cash 50,460 1,050,015 Total assets 11,316,765 11,139,342 Borrowings under bank credit facility $275,000 $700,000 Borrowings under senior subordinated notes 2,638,285 2,051,350 (principal only) Financing and capital leases 381,787 394,504 Total debt (principal only) $3,295,072 $3,145,854 Total stockholders' equity $5,145,880 $5,114,889 Three Months Ended March 31, In thousands 2013 2012 Cash provided by (used in): Operating activities $269,176 $291,654 Investing activities (320,646) (288,883) Financing activities 15,228 55,902 Non-GAAP Measures Adjusted net income is a non-GAAP measure provided as a supplement to present an alternative net income measure which excludes expense and income items (and their related tax effects) not directly related to the Company's ongoing operations.The excluded items are those which reflect the fair value adjustments on the Company's derivative contracts, impairment of assets, the portion of CO discovery and operating expenses attributable to exploration costs, transaction-related expenses, and the cost of early debt extinguishment.Management believes that adjusted net income may be helpful to investors, and is widely used by the investment community, while also being used by management in evaluating the comparability of the Company's ongoing operational trends and results. Adjusted net income should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income reported in accordance with GAAP, but rather to provide additional information useful in evaluating the Company's operational trends and performance. Adjusted cash flow from operations is a non-GAAP measure that represents cash flow provided by operations before changes in assets and liabilities, as summarized from the Company's Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows.Adjusted cash flow from operations measures the cash flow earned or incurred from operating activities without regard to the collection or payment of associated receivables or payables.The Company believes that it is important to consider this additional measure, along with cash flow from operations, as it believes the non-GAAP measure can often be a better way to discuss changes in operating trends in its business caused by changes in production, prices, operating costs and so forth, without regard to whether the earned or incurred item was collected or paid during that period. CONTACT: DENBURY CONTACTS: Phil Rykhoek, President and CEO 972.673.2000 Mark Allen, Senior Vice President and CFO 972.673.2000 Jack Collins, Executive Director, Investor Relations 972.673.2028 Denbury Resources Inc. Logo
Denbury Reports First Quarter 2013 Results
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